Saturday, August 28, 2010

God Sandbags Beck

Fox News Channel personality, and apparently self-designated televangelist, Glen Beck staged a rally for God on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial today. Beck had conceived the event more than a year ago saying: “it was supposed to be political. And then I kind of feel like God dropped a giant sandbag on my head.”

THAT explains a lot!

It was built as an event “Restoring Honor” -- but where is the honor in using divisive language to describe members of Congress and really any American with whom they disagree?

Americans United says it best:

In reality, a major goal of Beck’s rallies is to undermine the Founding Fathers’ vision of a nation where government and religion are kept separate. Beck propagates a revisionist historical perspective that says America is an officially religious state. Mainline Christians, Muslims, non-believers and other Americans who fail to meet Beck’s religious test are often maligned.

“Our nation’s destiny will be disastrous, not divine, if Glenn Beck has his way,” said the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Americans United executive director. “The message Beck and his cronies want to send is clear: if you don’t believe in a government based on his religious vision, you should expect to be treated like a second-class citizen. Beck has made it clear that he has no respect for our Constitution’s promise of religious liberty for all.”


Fran said...

Beck is an insane and terrifying man. Whether he actually really believes himself or is just another huckster, he is out of his mind and dangerous to boot.

He sullies Dr. King's memory with his acts and he certainly sullies God with such assertions.

Not to mention that the separation of church and state are nowhere on his radar. Government based on religious vision, to borrow Barry's words, is not just.

BAC said...

... and this comment is one reason why I love you!